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To discover for yourself the best LP, Obenauf's LP! What is LP? LP is an acronym for leather preservative. We invite you to continue reading about our LP leather preservative and why we believe it is the best!

  • Obenauf’s LP, Leather Oil and Heavy Duty LP, are true natural preservatives. No harmful softeners nor sealers that damage leather.
  • Our Beeswax/Propolis Suspension Formula in Obenauf's LP provides a time release lubrication of natural oils over an extended period of time.
  • Propolis is an anti-bacterial tree resin, collected by honeybees to waterproof and disinfect their hives. It provides a natural barrier against harmful elements (salt & body acids).
  • The Beeswax/Propolis blend in Obenauf's LP leather preservative will resist water better and longer than other water resistant products.
  • Obenauf’s LP continually receives highest ratings in extensive field tests by outdoors-men and outfitters.

obenaufs lp leather preservative

The Leather Research Laboratory rated Obenauf’s LP leather preservative #1 Overall in different comparative tests to determine effectiveness with other products.

  1. Static Water Repellency
  2. Dynamic Water Resistance
  3. Resistance to Perspiration
  4. Manure Acid Resistance
  5. Resistance to Cracking
  6. Parching Due to Heat
  7. Scuffing Abrasion Resistance
  8. Stitch Tear Resistance


Leather is a skin, with fibers that need natural oils, and pores that need to breathe!
  • Water, wind, sun, and dry air accelerate dehydration of leather.
  • Everyday wear causes cracking, scuffing, stitch tear and sometimes dry rot.
  • Color and appearance of leather fades with sun, age, and wear.
  • Mold, mildew, and bacteria grow when leather is damp.


Both Obenauf's LP leather preservative products have been thoroughly tested and proven to protect against damage. The natural oil in Obenauf's LP leather preservative keep fibers flexible and water resistant, while allowing pores to breathe. Enjoy these benefits:

Service Life—Extending the life of any leather item with a true preservative is a wise investment.
Comfort—Leather items are softer & flexible when restored with the best, natural oils.
Durability—Leather is strong & resilient, provided it is nourished and protected to keep it from cracking.
Economical—Your greatest benefit is enjoying your favorite boots longer than before.
Ease the ‘Break-In’ Time—New boots hurt your feet! Treat 'em right out of the box to reduce or eliminate the break-in period.